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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #45 on: May 30, 2017, 09:20:15 pm »
It is to be hoped that Captain Cador and his friends do not  onsume too much ale (provided at a specially reduced price in the buffet car on each train by the directors of both Castle and Headland Breweriies) on the way to the match.
They, along with all other passengers will be expected to provide witness statements to the police later.........
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #46 on: May 30, 2017, 10:15:28 pm »
It is to be hoped that Captain Cador and his friends do not consume too much ale (provided at a specially reduced price in the buffet car on each train by the directors of both Castle and Headland Breweries) on the way to the match.
They, along with all other passengers will be expected to provide witness statements to the police later.........

The friends will be pacing themselves on the long journey in anticipation of some beers with friends in a pub near the match ground before the match.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #47 on: May 31, 2017, 05:54:21 am »
Saturday  May 27th 1962.
Cornwall have made it to the final of Rugby Union's County Championship having defeated Lancashire 29-27 in a fiercely competitive match at The Redruth Ground (known locally as Hell's Corner)
Cornwall has a proud rugby tradition but have only won the County Championship once (in 1908) although they have been beaten finalists a few times - most recently in 1958 so are keen for more success.
Cornwall's opponents are to be Gloucestershire who won the toss of a coin to stage the final at their home ground of Kingsholm in Gloucester itself.
Such is the enthusiasm for rugby in Cornwall thar demand for tickets is huge. As a result BR are putting on a number of special trains, mostly running via the GWR main line to Gloucester picking up at all stations within Cornwall. To avoid congestion on the main line, some trains will run from Penzance and take the old LSWR route via Port Perran and Trepol Bay then onto Wadebridge and into Devon. It is expected that 3 trains will take this route.
Edward Travallion  and his two sons, Michael (known locally as Mad Mike) and Thomas who live  at Carn Elliott Farm near to Port Perran are keen rugby fans and are booked onto the second train on the saturday due to pick up at Port Perran at 08.12 arriving Gloucester at 13.05 in plenty of time for a bevvy or two before the 3-00 kick off.
No one could have imagined the drama that was to unfold that day..............

Lancashire beaten by Cornwall 29-27  :hmmm: :hmmm: haha  :laugh3:

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #48 on: May 31, 2017, 06:30:56 am »
It is to be hoped that Captain Cador and his friends do not  onsume too much ale (provided at a specially reduced price in the buffet car on each train by the directors of both Castle and Headland Breweriies) on the way to the match.
They, along with all other passengers will be expected to provide witness statements to the police later.........
Curiouser and curiouser... (to quote Charles Dodgson).
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Laurence

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #49 on: May 31, 2017, 05:19:04 pm »
I'm eagerly awaiting the news. I do hope that it will not be too serious.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #50 on: May 31, 2017, 07:30:32 pm »
The second rugby special arrives bang on time at Port Perran behind a large prarie. This being bank holiday weekend the railway is very busy so a very mixed rake of carriages in chocolate and cream, SR green, blood and custard and maroon liveries make up the train. The second vehicle is a buffet car serving various local ales from Castle and Headland breweries.

Edward Trevallion and his two sons have duly boarded the train and taken up their seats in coach three. Mad Mike making his way straight to the buffet car!
The train made its way to Trepol Bay where Jeremy Cador, Giles Roskrow and their friends climbed aboard.
Also boarding at Trepol Bay are the sports reporter and photographer, Jim Ellis and Dave Partridge, for the Western Morning News. Dave proudly carrying his new Zeiss camera which he will be using for the very first time.
On leaving Trepol Bay the carriages are already echoing to the strains of Trelawney (the much loved Cornish rugby anthem).
The large prarie will take the train forward to Wadebridge where 2 additional carriages will be added. A Bullied light pacific will take the train forward from there
Many of the rugby supporters who will be joining the train at Wadebridge are already expectantly gathered on the platform there. Amongst them is the notorious small time villain and  card sharp Alan Poldory and his brother Larry.........

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #51 on: May 31, 2017, 08:04:26 pm »
Thanks, Martin, for another excellent photo. and the next episode. The BR Lined Green Late Crest Large Prairie looks very fine at the head of the mixed rake.

I hope that at least one off-duty member of the Cornish Constabulary is on board.

Although Jeremy Cador, Giles Roskrow and their friends could have waited to board the special train at Wadebridge station, they wanted to greet their friends from Port Perran and Trepol Bay and get settled in next to the Buffet Car as soon as possible (as the licenced bar, unlike that on the station, would already be open) so chose to buy singles from Wadebridge to Trepol Bay, after checking with the stationmaster, that they would not miss the rugby special by doing so. The special was right on time, so they did not have long to wait after leaving the local train from Wadebridge which had to wait, in the station, to pass the special and resume its journey.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #52 on: June 01, 2017, 08:46:31 pm »
The rugby special is now well on its way.
At Wadebridge Alan Poldory joined the train with his brother Larry and they soon settled into the very last carriage that had been added to the train ar Wadebridge.
The prarie was replaced at Wadebridge by Battle of Britain 34081 92 Squadron which will run through right to Gloucester where it will be turned and serviced at Horton Road shed.
Alan and Larry Poldory had very deliberately chosen to take up a position in the very last carriage. They had a plan......a cunning plan to make a little money on the side during the journey.
The fact that the two Poldory brothers joined the train at Wadebridge had not gone un-noticed by the Trevallion boys. The Trevallion boys smelt a rat.
Also significant was that Sergeant Arthur Triggs (of Bodmin police station) had also joined the train at Wadebridge. Sgt Triggs is a passionate rugby fan and had taken a days leave to attend the match. However, being a good "copper" he always made a point of looking out for trouble......
10 minutes out of Wadebridge, Alan Poldory opened up his duffel bag..........
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #53 on: June 01, 2017, 08:51:09 pm »
We wait with baited breath!
With kind regards
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #54 on: June 01, 2017, 08:52:44 pm »
We wait with baited breath!

Absolutely! I'm glad that an off-duty local policeman is also on board.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #55 on: June 02, 2017, 10:31:27 am »
15 minutes out from Wadebridge Alan Poldory gave a nod to his brother Larry.
That was the signal to start to put their plan into action. Larry retrieved the two packs of playing cards from the duffel bag. Alan's notoriety as a card sharp was was well known throughout Cornwall and was also well known by the Trevallion brothers. Alan and Larry knew they were at the front of the train and that's why they had taken up position in the rear coach. Well way from Mad Mike.
The plan was simple....the Poldory's would challenge all comers to a few games of pontoon on the long trip, being very careful who they chose to play against-only the unsuspecting were chosen.
Alan was a very experienced player but he couldn't lose today as one of the packs was marked and Larry was well in on the game. They used two packs(the second of which wasn't marked) in order to lose now and again so as not to draw attention to themselves. They were careful to use the marked pack at tables where they suspected the stakes would be higher.
By Bristol they had made a rody profit of well over 225.00. Not a bad sum for a morning's work in the early 60s.
On the approach to Bristol, the two Trevallion brothers decided to stretch their legs with a walk through the train......just to see if anything untoward might be afoot.........
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #56 on: June 02, 2017, 12:48:10 pm »
Meanwhile, towards the front of the speeding special, in the Restaurant Buffet coach (with its small kitchen) next to the Restaurant First Open coach, stocks of North Cornwall Pasty Co. Cornish pasties and the fine draught and bottled beers from the "Castle" and "Headland" breweries were diminishing even faster than the Chief Steward (very experienced at catering for rugby specials, having been a noted rugby player in his youth for Truro, where he had joined the train which had started back at Penzance) had anticipated. Fortunately, more stock was safely locked away in the security cage in the Guard's compartment of the Brake Second towards the end of the train, for just such an eventuality.

However, the Chief Steward's small staff were already working flat out in the RMB and the RFO so he decided that he would have to ask for volunteers to help him retrieve the boxes of pasties and crates of bottles. Knowing Jeremy Cador, Giles Roskrow and their friends to be trustworthy, well capable of protecting the returning 'cargo', and still not too the worse for wear, he quietly had a word with Jeremy and Giles and asked them if they would accompany him on his important mission. Naturally, the two young men agreed and, setting down their glasses, got up to follow the Chief Steward through the packed train.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #57 on: June 02, 2017, 10:20:28 pm »
 :hellosign: Many thanks Martin & Chris for the storyline, waiting for the next installment
     regards Derek.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #58 on: June 03, 2017, 09:27:28 am »
Having left Bristol on the final leg to Gloucester, demand in the buffet car quietened down and so Giles , Jeremy and their friends returned to theor seats for a relaxing drink.
Shortly after Alan and Larry Poldory arrived in their carriage and sensing that they might make a bit more money (the way Giles and Jeremy were dressed suggested that they might gamble big) they couldn't resist one more game of cards. Hopefully for big stakes.
The Trevallion brothers had, meanwhile been watching the Poldorys and realised what was afoot. Sitting in the same carriage, just a row or two back, was the off duty Sergeant Triggs. The Poldory brothers had no time for the police but did have a healthy respect for Sgt Triggs. Their utter dislike of Larry and especially Alan Poldory persuaded them to give Sgt Triggs a little nudge to alert him as to what was about to happen.
Unfortunately for Alan Poldory, Giles Roskrow was himself a confirmed card player , often making a small killing at Poker so he was happy to accept the challenge from the Trevallions.
The first hand was played with the stakes set at 20 minimum bet.
All eyes were on the players and, more particularly , the cards........
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #59 on: June 03, 2017, 10:41:14 am »
The replacement pasties and bottled beers safely stocked in the buffet car, the friends in the RFO had settled down for a post-lunch nap when Alan and Larry Poldory arrived in their carriage and something about their body language brought Giles to a state of heightened awareness.

London-based wine merchant, Giles Roskrow, is indeed highly renowned, in Chelsea (and beyond), for his Poker skills (so much so that he, normally, finds it very difficult to find anyone who will play against him for serious money) and learnt a great deal about maintaining a 'poker face' and evaluating people's give-away 'tells' (micro body language) whilst based at a certain Hereford barracks . . . Giles senses an opportunity to earn enough to buy a diamond ring for a certain young Breton lady.

Giles' friends, well aware of what is likely to happen, welcome Alan Poldory, whilst one walks through to the neighbouring bar to tip off the Chief Steward to serve their friend with what looks like G&Ts in tall glasses, still bearing the GWR logo (kept for just such special occasions), but is, in fact, bottled lightly sparkling mineral water from a spring on the Castle Estates, of which the buffet car still has plenty of stock.
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